Healthcare

Healthy Life Clinic conducts free seminar on osteoporosis

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

Leading primary healthcare facility, Healthy Life Clinic, together with global natural healthcare specialists, Natures Only, hosted an osteoporosis...


University Grants Commission and UNFPA empower youth through access to reproductive health information

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

  Launch of Sri Lanka’s first self-learning online tool on reproductive health and rights: www.roadtoadhulthood.lk  &nb...


Sri Lankan born Dr. Alan De Costa awarded Order of Australia Medal for his work in medicine

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

Sri Lankan born Dr. Alan De Costa was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his work in medicine recently. Dr. Alan de Costa was educated at S...


‘Left Ventricular Assist Device’ as option to heart transplant

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

By Fathima Riznaz Hafi While heart transplant is the most successful curative treatment for severe heart failure, not all patients are able to un...


Together we CAN-SUR-VIVE: The effects of cancer don’t simply end when treatment does

/ Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

  CAN – SUR – VIVE Trust conducted the sixth support group forum on 4 June at Lanka Hospitals for survivors in a...


A young life transformed after laparoscopic surgery at Asiri Central

/ Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

Being a 15-year-old adolescent girl today comes with its own challenges. Add to this a lifetime of intermittent hospital stays, invasive tests and ...


Health camp for Cine Star Foundation members

/ Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00

  Cinestar Foundation is the only organisation dedicated to the cinema industry and registered as a non-profit organisation w...


Lose weight the scientific way

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:05

VLCC founded by Vandana Luthra in 1989 has been in operation in Sri Lanka since 2011. They cater to a wide range all over the globe and in 300 loca...


International Nurses Day held at Apeksha Hospital with CanHope Colombo

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:03

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The theme for 2017 is ...


UK for Little Hearts: UK doctors and friends ride the length of Sri Lanka for heart patients

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:02

The team (from left): Peter, Divaka, Michael, Rob and Shamindra 750 km, nine days, come rain, come shine, five representatives of ...


Sierra builds and donates ‘Heart Beat Lounge’ to Lady Ridgeway Hospital

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:01

Little patients visiting the Paediatric Cardiac Centre at the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital (LRH) and their guardians now have t...


MyDoctor.lk pioneers mobile app for doctors

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

MyDoctor.lk, a leading digital healthcare solutions provider which revolutionised medical diagnosis and treatment in Sri Lanka with latest technolo...


The art of being active

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

  Physical activity is fundamental to health and wellbeing.  Yoga can help   The basics of good health are ...


Maharagama Nawinna Medicare Hospital opens new Dialysis Unit

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

Nawinna Medicare Private Hospital (www.nawinna.com), committed to the provision of state-of-the-art health solutions that emanate from internationa...


Sulaiman’s Hospital outsources lab services to Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

Sulaiman’s Hospital, Colombo 14, recently announced its decision to outsource its laboratory services to Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD), t...


CDEM laboratory ISO 9001:2015 certified

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

The CDEM laboratory which is only one year old, yet competing with giants in the field obtained ISO9001:2015 certification in May, 2017. The labo...


WHO ranks antibiotics in a bid to counter drug resistance

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 01:46

Reuters: The World Health Organization published a new classification of antibiotics last week that aims to fight drug resistance, with penicillin-...


Children more tolerant to chemotherapy than adults

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 01:36

Text and pic by Fathima Riznaz Hafi In an exclusive interview with Daily FT at Parkway Cancer Centre (PCC) Singapore recently, Paediatric Haemato...


New WHO Chief vows to leave no one behind in healthcare

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 01:35

London (Thomson Reuters Foundation): The new head of the World Health Organization said it was unacceptable that one in 17 people still lack access...


Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure, study finds

/ Monday, 12 June 2017 01:34

Reuters: Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scien...


Today's Columnists

Saman Kelegama: Even the blood running through his veins is oriented to economics

27 June 2017

The bearded economist who saw shortcomings of Sri Lanka’s liberalisation move My association with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies or IPS, dates back to the early 1990s when I had the opportunity to...


ICC cricketing lessons for Sri Lankan economy

27 June 2017

     It has been proven over time how sports strategies can be used by many other disciplines. An eagerly anticipated event on the cricketing calendar was the ICC Champions Trophy. An underdog in terms of its rank we...


A conspiracy theory: Tread with extreme caution, Sri Lanka

24 June 2017

  Politics as the science of attaining “power” The first lessons taught to any student of the science of politics almost invariably includes a reference to the 16th century Florentine philosopher Machiavell...


Most Venerable Mahanayake, I don’t know why…

24 June 2017

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding” – Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth     A few days ago we had the Ven. Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, Mah...


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